Patents and beyond

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The history of public health awareness of the impacts of patents in India is a key factor for the success of India’s pharmaceutical industry today and for the low prices of medicines in much of the global South. From a public health standpoint, however, the impact of patents has to be considered alongside other key factors which have shaped and continue to influence access to medicines within India.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-55
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014


  • Pharmaceuticals
  • India
  • Patents

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global Development Institute


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